Monday, October 18, 2010

Winter Melon Halwa

Dumroot/Kashi Halwa/White Pumpkin Halwa

Serves: 6-8

Winter Melon - 4 cups, grated (without removing water)
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Whole milk - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 1/2 cup or according to taste
Saffron - 1/4 tsp
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Cashews, Raisins - for garnishing

1. In a non-stick thick bottomed pan cook the grated winter melon till the water reduces and the melon is almost dry.
2. Now add 1 tbsp of ghee and saute or a few minutes and continue to cook while stirring frequently until the melon is completely cooked. In the meanwhile soak the saffron strands in a 1 tbsp of warm milk.
3. Add sugar to the melon, mix well and then add the saffron milk, and milk. Cook until the milk gets condensed and ghee separates from the mixture.
4. In the remaining ghee, fry the cashews and raisins separately until golden brown.
5. Add the cashews, raisins along with the ghee to the halwa and serve hot or warm.

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